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Careers Champion case study

Cheryl Wright

Clinical Educator Primary Care Home, East Coast Community Health and Care CIC

Tell us a bit about your role and how long you’ve worked in healthcare?

I have been qualified for 15 years as a registered general nurse. I started in Orthopaedics, then moved to the community where I worked for 11 years, before starting my current role of clinical educator. My job consists of supporting new staff who come into the company as well as educating existing staff in clinical skills.
Tell us a bit about the Careers Champion role?

I felt being a clinical educator and supporting staff in their roles, I would be in a good position to signpost staff to the correct place to help them develop themselves personally and professionally to progress within their careers.

I’ve also seen the changes in career progression pathways and changes to job roles as well. I’ve got that experience as well as my own life experience. When talking about careers, it’s not just about your work, but it’s about your whole life
and how your work fits into that.

Cheryl Wright

How do you think your experience will support your peers?
As I have worked in healthcare for many years, I bring experience, skills, and techniques that I have learnt along the way. Some of which I have already passed on to colleagues through the years. I have also seen many changes and feel that I am in a position to support my colleagues.

What would be your advice to those people apprehensive
about seeing a Careers Champion?

The session will be however the individual wants it to be, it will be well-led and supported as well as confidential. It does not mean you will change your career straight away, but it will give you a chance to reflect on what you have and an opportunity to look back at your career to see where you may want to go in the future.

Careers Champions – Helping You To Map Out Your Future Career Pathway